This year I am part of a panel of awesome dog experts who will be contributing to Puppy Tales. This is my first article for the year, how Toby has changed my life.
Two years ago my husband Andrew was trying to convince me to get a dog. I said no and kept saying no. The reason being, we lived in an apartment with no backyard, I was enjoying life with no responsibilities and we just didn’t have the time for a dog.
Despite my arguments Andrew decided to investigate breeds of dogs that would suit apartment living. He also researched breeds that were intelligent, easy to train and didn’t shed hair. Google informed him that a Cavoodle fitted his criteria. We had both never heard of this type of dog before.
Andrew contacted a breeder who had a litter of Cavoodles and asked if there were any females left. The breeder sent back a photo of the only female still available who had the sweetest face. Andrew convinced me to drive down and have a look at her, I agreed but said, “We are only looking!” After a 2 hour drive we were holding the female puppy in our arms. She was adorable but so tiny because she was the runt of the litter. As it so often happens when looking at puppies, you just fall in love with them. I was in love with her and agreed to take her home then and there. Andrew agreed that she was cute but was concerned about her size. Then out of the corner of Andrew’s eye, he saw a little cheeky monkey trying to get his siblings to play with him. “What about that one?” Andrew said, “Has that one been sold?” ‘That one’ ended up being Toby Wigglebottom, who has changed my life in ways I never thought possible…
…You can continue reading the rest of my article for Puppy Tales, here.